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Nov 10, 2020 Casa de Goa
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A Goan diaspora journal from Portugal, from the Casa de Goa.
Topics: casa de goa, lisboa, portugal
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Oct 24, 2020 Authored by Mervyn Maciel Published by Frederick Noronha
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Bwana Karani . By Mervyn Maciel.  Born in Kenya in the late twenties, Mervyn Maciel has spent many years in East Africa. His love of the African bush and a particular fascination for the tribes – especially those from the Northern Frontier Province (N.F.D. as the Kenyan region was then known), together with his desire to live out in the wilderness close to Nature, prompted him to move to some of the most outlying and isolated areas of Kenya at a very young age. He has served in many areas...
Topics: kenya, british, goa, bwana karani
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Oct 24, 2020 Authored by Mervyn Maciel. Published by Frederick Noronha for Goa,1556.
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Bwana Karani . By Mervyn Maciel.  Born in Kenya in the late twenties, Mervyn Maciel has spent many years in East Africa. His love of the African bush and a particular fascination for the tribes – especially those from the Northern Frontier Province (N.F.D. as the Kenyan region was then known), together with his desire to live out in the wilderness close to Nature, prompted him to move to some of the most outlying and isolated areas of Kenya at a very young age. He has served in many areas...
Topics: kenya, goan, bwana karani, goa, east africa
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Sep 14, 2020 Interviewed and recorded by Frederick Noronha. Knowledge of Diego (Diogo) Fernandes.
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Diego Fernandes, my schoolmate of five decades back, talks about fishing and the varieties of local fish in the traditional pond alongside his house in Donvaddo, Saligao, Goa, on September 10, 2020, on a quiet and still pandemic night -- in a year may of us might look back on wistfully. Music:   Ernesto Nazareth's Brazilian tango, o riginal published by Nazareth, in 1909 . Courtesy The Wikipedia 
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Topics: goa, pond, fish, donvaddo, saligao, diego fernandes, traditional knowledge, local knowledge, oral...
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Sep 13, 2020 Edited by Nina Caldeira. Published by Goa,1556.
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Review Goa, as the travellers saw her across centuries Much of Goa's identity comes from the perception of the people that have visited this beautiful land. The book, 'Goa Through the Traveller's Lens', comprises papers of fourteen researchers who have studied travel narratives dealing with Goa from the 16th and 17th centuries to the present times. Café takes a look at their observations Goa has been closely connected with the outside world for centuries now, but how do travellers to this...
Topics: goa, travellers, recent, colonial, portugal, asia, luso-goa, europe-asia encounte
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Sep 13, 2020 Published by Goa,1556 in this e-book edition.
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A book that celebrates the Goan village of Saligao, and its achivers (as of the early 1970s).  First edition: May 6, 1973. The first edition was printed and published by F.D. Dantas at the Printwell Press, Luis de Menezes Road, Panjim. Just now available in an ebook (PDF/epub) format: 11 August 2019. The permission of the family of the late author for reproducing this book is gratefully acknowledged. Released to mark the 90th anniversary of the Saligão Institute. This edition is devoted to Fr...
Topics: goa, villages, saligao, portuguese, india, c hubert de souza
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Sep 13, 2020 Authored by Lucio Rodrigues. Published in this edition by Goa,1556.
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Lucio Rodrigues introduces us to tales and legends that take us back to a simpler Goa of another era.  To a world of sons-in-law and lawyers, Brahmins and old women, villages like  Moira  or Guirim and Sangolda, and more. Professor Rodrigues has been recognised as one of the literary geniuses that Goa has produced.  Long after he taught at the Dhempe College, his legacy of literature lives on through his writing and his students.  An authority on Goan folklore, Prof Rodrigues was visiting...
Topics: goa, folk tales, lucio rodrigues, moira, konkani, goan folk tales, 1960s, konkani tales in english,...
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Aug 27, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN) off a Zoom talk
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A (partial, starts late) audio recording of Damodar Bhai Mauzo's online interaction with students of Calcutta University on 'Konkani language and literature'. Recorded off a Zoom talk.
Topics: goa, konkani, writer, damodar mauzo, calcutta university
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Aug 27, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN) off a Zoom talk
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Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim organised its  first  Online   History Hour programme   on Wednesday, 26th August 2020 at 7.00 pm  IST (3:30 pm CET, 9:30 am ET) Prof. Dr. Ines  Županov   speaks on the topic   " Ri v al Mission, Ri v al Science? Jesuits and Pietists in the 17th -18th c. South India". Topic:    " Ri v al Mission, Ri v al Science? Jesuits and Pietists in the 17th -18th c. South India".    Speaker:  Prof. Dr.  Ines   Županov...
Topics: history, india, christianity, indo-portuguese, jesuits, tranquebar
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Aug 25, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Peter Savio Cordeiro, a techie working with the world of sound and more, talks about the musicians he knew or knows, with a focus on the world of Saligao, a village in Bardez, Goa.
Topics: saligao, musicians, sound, bands in goa, peter savio cordeiro
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Aug 18, 2020 Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes. Published by Goa,1556.
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An eBook version of Colonialism, Migration and the International Catholic Goan Community .
Topics: catholic, goan, migration, dr stella mascarenhas-keyes
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Aug 18, 2020 Organised by The Goan Association as part of the South Asian Heritage Month. Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
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As part of the South Asian Heritage Month, The Goan Association UK ihosted an online webinar titled   Goans in Britain: The Role of  British and Portuguese Colonialism   in their migration and  settlement .  It was held on 18th August 2020. Speaker: 00:00  Ravii  Vaz, President The Goan Association UK, introduces 08:45 Suella (Fernandes) Braverman, Attorney-General of Eng&Wales 44:34 Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes, on Goan migration For a copy of Dr Stella's eBook Colonialism, Migration...
Topics: GOA UK, South Asian Heritage Month, migration, Goan migration, Stella Masarenhas-Keyes
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Aug 1, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN) from an AIR programme.
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Portuguese is back on the AIR (All India Radio) in Goa, in 2020. A recording of a programme on the Mahadayi (main) Channel. [Photo used alongside is from the collection of the late journalist Joel D'Souza, prolific in his recording of things Goan and a good friend.]
Topics: goa, all india radio, portuguese, 2020, programmes, recordings
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Aug 1, 2020 Recorded off an online talk by Frederick Noronha/FN
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*Masterclass Lecture – Goa Business School, Goa University* *Topic: Trusteeship and Philanthropy By Professor Peter Ronald deSouza* 30 July 2020 at 11AM on Google Meet The increasing ‘inequality’ in every country of the world has resulted in a growing consternation about the appropriate policy and intellectual responses required to address its cumulative consequences. While conventional responses have been on the instruments of taxation that are available, two additional ideas that have...
Topics: trusteeship, philanthropy, goa university, talks, prof peter ronald desouza
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Aug 1, 2020 All India Radio
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Just prior to the  Goa University  Choir taking part in their first digital performance at the opening concert of the Lancaster Arts Festival, UK an interview with   Argentinian Maestro Santiago Lusardi Girelli on the All India Radio, Panjim, Goa.
Topics: goa university choir, interview
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Jun 10, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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In 2013, the Goa University began its library science courses. Today it offers Masters and Bachelors degrees in this field. Dr V. Gopakumar, who is the Co-ordinator of the Department of Library and Information Science, talks about the courses, intake, potential for students and why it makes sense to study library science in Goa today.
Topics: goa university, library science, v gopakumar, mlis, blis
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Jun 10, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Dr Gopakumar, who heads the Goa University library, talks about its collection and facilities; how it is open to the general public (for reference) too, besides students, professors and research scholars; and some of the databases it has access to plus the rich collection of prominent Goans (Pissurlenkar, Nuno Gonsalves, Carmo Azavedo, etc) of an earlier era.
Topics: goa university, library, goa, books, pissurlenkar collection, nuno gonsalves collection, carmo...
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Jun 8, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Prof P.K.Sudarshan, head of the Department of Economics at the Goa University, introduces this department to those who might be interested in knowing more about it.
Topics: goa university, economics, pk sudarshan
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Jun 8, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Dr Rafael Fernandes is head of the Goa University's Department of English, which he talks about here. Why do students in Goa want to study English at the Master's level? What does the course offer? How can students get the most out of it... some tips.
Topics: goa university, english department, rafael fernandes, hod english
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Jun 8, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Dr Rahul Tripathi talks about the Goa University's Department of Political Science, what it holds out to students joining it, and what they can expect if they study there.
Topics: goa university, political science, rahul tripathi
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Jun 8, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Prof Koshy Tharakan heads the Goa University's Department of Philsophy, and in this recording he talks about that department and what it offers to students of the university.
Topics: philosophy, department, goa university, prof koshy tharakan
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Jan 17, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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The Ska Vengers is a New Delhi based band that blends Ska , Dub , Punk , Jazz and Rap in their music, according to the Wikipedia. The core band consists of Stefan Kaye (Keys, Percussions, Theremin, Backing Vocals), Delhi Sultanate (Lead Vocals), Begum X (Lead Vocals), The Late Nikhil Vasudevan (Drums, Backing Vocals), Chaitanya Bhalla 'Chaz' (Guitars) and Tony Guinard (Bass, Backing Vocals). The band is the first and only other ska-based setup coming out of India, and are touted to be the...
Topics: The Ska Vengers, Delhi band, Ska, dub, punk, jazz, rap
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Jan 17, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Portuguese scholar Susana Sardo (Univ of Aveiro) talks about her encounter with the ethnomusicology of Goa.
Topics: susana sardo, goa, mando, ethnomusicology
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Jan 17, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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January 14, 2020. Carlos Gonsalves teaches the traditional drum of Goa, the ghumott, at the Saligao Institute.   *****
Topics: goa, ghumott, traditional drum
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Jan 17, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Librarians from colleges and higher secondaries in Goa offer their perspectives.
Topics: goa, libraries, colleges, higher secondaries
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Jan 17, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Percussionist Carlos Gonsalves, with a solo on the ghumott (Goa's traditional drum)
Topics: goa, ghumott, percussionist, solo, traditional drum
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Jan 13, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN).
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Francis Rodrigues' release of Vol 2 of the Greatest Konkani Song Hits.
Topics: konkani, songs, goa, francis rodrigues
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Jan 13, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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On Sunday, 5 January 2020 , Museum of Goa hosted the well known lawyer, Cleofato Almeida Coutinho in its auditorium as part of the MOG SUNDAYS series.  A former student activist and practicing lawyer since 1986, Cleofato Almeida Coutinho spoke about India's citizenship law and refugee law and  how reconfiguring them on religious lines is a threat to the very idea of India. Mr. Cleofato teaches constitutional law at the Kare College of Law and has also functioned as a Civil Judge. He was a...
Topics: india, citizenship, mog, goa, cleofato almeida coutinho
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Jan 12, 2020 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Sonia Shirsat, live at the Saligão Institute. Jan 11, 2020. A performance, and also a function with students of her Fado de Goa group. Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
Topics: goa, fado, portuguese, song, music, saligão institute
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Dec 27, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha. Sung by respective performers.
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Mandeachi Sanz, an evening of mando, was organised at the Saligao Institute on December 27, 2019 (Friday) from 6 pm onwards. Tomazinho and Irene Cardozo were the guests of honour. Nicholas Sequeira introduced the mando theme. There were performances by the Mando Mogui (adults, traditional) led by Merlyn Francis; the Saligao Mando Rockers (children's, traditional) led by Vallon and Alia Fernandes, Salganvche Songita Ixtt (traditional) led by Simon Fernandes and directed by Orland Vaz with...
Topics: goa, mando, song, traditional, konkani, mandeachi sanz, norma cordeiro, saligao institute
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Dec 22, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha at the Saligão Institute.
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Merlin Francis, Norma Cordeiro and team usher in the season's feelings at a Carol singing session at the Saligão Institute, in Arrarim, Goa 403511. (Photo courtesy Gordon Vaz.)
Topics: carols, december, 2019, christmas, saligão institute, arrarim, goa, goan, music
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Dec 21, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Romeo Remedios, a prominent footballer from Saligao, Goa, in the 1970s, talks about his encounter with soccer in those years, the clubs in Goa, and his experiences there. He later ends with a singalong, at a session held to celebrate his achievements at the Saligao Institute in December 2019.
Topics: romeo remedios, saligao, footballer, 1970s, soccer memories, football
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Dec 7, 2019 Sung and recited by the community. Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
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The Litany in Goa can be a quaint mix of Latin, Konkani and occasionally a smattering of English. This is a Catholic tradition which was once very prominent, but now not so often heard. On December 7, 2019, villagers of Saligão decided to have a Latin Litany at the Salmona spring area of their village. A verbatim recording of the event.... organised by Simon Fernandes and team.
Topics: saligão, salmona, litany, latin, spring, dec 2019, simon fernandes
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Nov 21, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha at an event in the Saligão Institute.
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Mando memories. Recorded at the Mandeachi Sanz , an evening of mande at the Saligão Institute on Thursday, November 21, 2019. The Mando (plural: mande ) is a popular form of Goan song, and is sought to be revived in Saligão, one of the villages where it was popular in the 1960s and 1970s. In this recording, a series of veterans and those somewhat younger, share their experiences while growing up with the mando. Among those speaking are Nicholas, Melina,  Claire, Domnic, Tom, Diego, Jacinta,...
Topics: mando, Saligão, Goa, Konkani song, 403511, Saligão Institute
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Nov 15, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha from respective talks
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Discussions on careers for women at the Saligão Institute. A live recording from the Ladies' Week, 2019 held in the month of November. Jade is a blogger, known for her ThatGoanGirl blog, and has set up her own venture in the media and promotions field. Alina has a very successful business, in Frugert (fruit-flavoured yogurt), after starting out her career as a nurse. Sheena is a lecturer at Wellness and Counseling Centre of the Nirmala Institute.
Topics: careers, women, saligão institute, goa, 403511
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Nov 15, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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The Konkani Bharata
Topics: Konkani Bharata, Goa, Konkani, Dr Rocky V Miranda
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Nov 12, 2019 Performed by the Mando groups. Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
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Villagers of Saligão perform at the Saligão Institute, on November 11, 2019. The troupes are led by Merlyn Francis and Diogo (Diego) Fernandes. An attempt to rebuild interest in the mando, a Konkani song-dance form, in our village.
Topics: mando, goa, saligão institute
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Oct 6, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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On the 400th death anniversary of the Jesuit linguist-missionary Thomas Stephens, the Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr at Alto Porvorim, Goa, organised a symposium on the sixteenth century Briton's "encounter with the language and culture of Goa". October 5, 2019. The paper presenters are Dr (Fr) Anthony da Silva, Dr Pratima Kamat, Dr (Fr) Nelson Falcao SDB, and Fr Francis Correia. The keynote is by Dr A. B Patil.
Topics: goa, konkani, marathi, thomas stephens, tskk, krista purana
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Oct 2, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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SALIGAO TALKS #2: Lifestyles, health and diseases, my experiences with a Keto diet and intermittent  fasting. A talk by Desmond Dalgado, 63, of D'Mellovaddo, Saligão, currently based in London and working in the transport industry. Held at 4.45 pm on Wednesday October 2, 2019 to an enthusiastic and eager audience at the Saligão Institute, Arrarim. This is the informal interaction before the talk by Desmond who also shared his experiences in dealing with diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood...
Topics: saligão talks, saligão institute, oct 2019, keto, intermittent fasting, desmond dalgado
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Sep 6, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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Alex Fernandes, on his work and his art, and photographing Goa.
Topics: goa, portraits, photographe, alex fernandes, festacars, tiatrists, goan musicians
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Sep 5, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha/FN
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Devika Sequeira, a veteran journalist in Goa since the early 1980s, talks about her experiences in the field ... and more.
Topics: goa, journalism, devika, herald, 1980s, media, press in goa, reporting, desk
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Sep 1, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
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Sonia Shirsat -- who has been called an ambassador of Goan music to the world -- performs at the Salig ã o Institute. She also explains what the Fado -- the music genre that can be traced to the 1820s in Lisbon -- is all about. This event was supported by the Deccan Heritage Foundation and the Bagri Foundation. Simon Fernandes helped to make this happen event at the SI. The Fado de Goa has been organising Fado Awareness Sessions across Goa. Held on September 1, 2019 at Salig ã o.
Topics: sonia shirsat, saligao institute, fado, goa, lisbon, music genre, deccan heritage foundation, bagri...
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Aug 31, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN) and the others present.
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The Friday Balc ão, the meeting space at Mapusa (at its Feira Alta locality, just below the peak of the small hillock) each fortnight, completed its twentieth anniversary in August 2019. To organise that, it held a special session on August 30, 2019. At this session, Cyril Fernandes from Human Rights Monitoring Society (HURIMOS),  Chicalim. He focuses on his experiences in activism between 1999 and 2019, from Meta Strips to Vasco Coal to Chicalim's Biodiversity. Friday Balc ã o can emailed...
Topics: goa, activism, friday balcão, mapusa, feira alta, roland martins, cyril fernandes, hurimos,...
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Aug 29, 2019 Recorded at the XCHR
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A talk by Dr Varsha Kamat: Goan Hindus under the Portuguese Republic: Resurgence through Social Engineering The last vestiges of the constitutional monarchy ended on 5th October 1910, with the dawn of the Republican rule in Portugal. The change in government brought about several ideological and structural changes in the Goan administration. The secular nature of the government was announced and the Hindus therefore hailed the proclamation of the Republic with great joy. The liberal atmosphere...
Topics: goa, hindus, portuguese republic, social engineering
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Aug 23, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha/FN
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DECIPHERING LAYERS - NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE VICEROYS' PORTRAITS AT OLD GOA. A talk held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6 pm at the FUNDAÇÃO ORIENTE, in Panjim, Goa.   Under the umbrella of the Old Goa Revelations Project, a multidisciplinary team of experts have been decoding layers of paint and history present in the Viceroys' portraits which are on display at Old Goa.  For the first time in four centuries, we are starting to unravel some of its many mysteries, joining the pieces of the...
Topic: old goa, viceroys' gallery, portraits, old goa revelations project, experts, 16th century, 17th...
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Aug 13, 2019 Muzik Ikonz (Goa) and Nicholas Sequeira (traditional Goan songs)
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The Saligão Institute's 90th birthday was celebrated on August 11, 2019 in the village in Goa. On the occasion, there was loads of music and fellowship. A live, audio recording featuring Muzik Ikonz from Goa, including Avito, and Nicholas Sequeira, with mandde and dulpodam (traditional Goan music).
Topics: goa, music, goan music, saligao institute, saligão, musik ikonz from goa, arrarim, music
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Aug 9, 2019 Frederick Noronha/FN
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Remembering Alito Siqueira, associate professor, Goa University, Sociology from a 2012 speech he gave.
Topics: alito siqueira, goa, sociology, knowledge production
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Jul 13, 2019 Performed by OLP and SM. Recorded by Frederick Noronha and Aren Noronha.
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Live recording, at the invite of Omar Loiola Pereira. Omar (guitar and vocals) performs with Selwyn Menezes (violin) at Harmonique, the Latin American Night. Part of the Friday Garage Sessions of July 12, 2019 at the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe, Baga Creek Road, Arpora. Contact and feedback to Omar on +91-8308847174.
Topics: latin american music, omar loiola pereira, selwyn menezes, guitar, vocals, violin, goa, goan...
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Jul 6, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Saligao gram sabha (village council) discusses its garbage woes: Goa. June 2019
Topics: garbage, saligao, goa, india, waste, garbage, hindustan waste, chief minister parrikar
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Jul 6, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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In the 1970s and thereabouts, Tanzanian-born [Peter]  Donald   Sequeira  was an inspiring Math teacher at St Britto (Mapusa), known as much for  his sense of humour and his popularity with students. Subsequently, he  moved to Qatar and the US, teaching in North Carolina. In the first of a series of talks by invited denizens of Saligao --  the goal being both to spread knowledge locally and highlight our own  achievers --  Donald  will share his experiences with teaching in India  as...
Topics: math, education, goa, united states, north carolina, peter donald sequeira, britto, mapusa, goa,...
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Jun 24, 2019 Recorded and interviewed by Frederick Noronha
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Goa-based cartoonist, Alexyz (Alex Raphael Fernandez) talks about his career in cartooning in Goa, and the influences that shaped him in his youth. He covers his early life in Bombay, the shift down (as idealistic youth) to Goa, the initiatives undertaken here, his work in freelancing, the media in Goa in the 1980s, the books he authored, and more....
Topics: goa, cartoonist, alexyz, alex raphael fernandes, goan, bombay, dadar, st xavier's college bombay,...
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Jun 24, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Damodar Mauzo, Konkani author, novelist and short story writer from Goa, talks about his 1979 novel Karmelin, on its 40th anniversary. This is a recording from the Out of Context Book Club meeting of June 22, 2019 at the Alliance Francaise Panjim office in Goa.
Topics: konkani, novelist, goa, panjim, damodar mauzo, damodar, mauzo, karmelin, karmelin the novel, out of...
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Jun 17, 2019 Performed by the University Choir. Recorded by Aren Noronha.
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The University Choir performs at St Cajetan's at Old Goa on June 9, 2019, the National Day of Portugal. 
Topics: goa, old goa, university choir, 2019, st cajetan's
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Jun 14, 2019 Concert organised by Communicare recorded by Aren Noronha
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Octogenarian Jazz legend from Goa gets celebrated in home state   Many of Goa's best musicians have been neglected for decades.   But in mid-June 2019, a citizens' initiative from Goa paid   tribute to a prominent Goan Jazz saxophonist --  Braz  Gonsalves  -- an octogenarian who is said to have started his  journey playing the sax in a circus. Film-maker Nalini Elvino de Sousa   ( nalini.sousa@lotusfilmsgoa.com ), and a team of  supporters, have announced plans in Goa to make ...
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Topics: jazz, goa, tribute, braz gonsalves, nalini sousa, lotus films
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May 27, 2019 Discussion recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Film: Remembering Kurdi (2016) Director & Cinematographer: Saumyananda Sahi Run-Time: 64 mins 'Remembering Kurdi' witnesses the brief resurfacing of a  census town submerged for three decades by the Salaulim dam,  in Goa. Through the explorations of a young man and woman in  search of their ancestral home and history, the film is an  allegory for the universal quest to preserve memory and so  also a sense of belonging.
Topics: dam, goa, salaulim, kurdi, submerged town, ancestral home, history, allegory, quest, belonging
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May 27, 2019 Discussion recorded by Frederick Noronha.
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Film: Saxtticho Koddo (2017) Director & Cinematography: Vince Costa Run-Time: 38 mins An ethnographic film that journeys through Curtorim's  agrarian roots, in an effort to go beyond rice as a staple,  and explore how it is interwoven so intricately into the Goan  identity.
Topics: rice, curtorim, salcete, saxtticho koddo, goan film, documentary, granary of salcete, goan heritage
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May 27, 2019 Interviewed and recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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At 26, Ronak Kamat tells his story as a film-maker and how he and his one-time college friends got involved in the field. He also discusses, on the backdrop of the May 2019 Goa In Films festival organised by Sunaparant (Altinho, Panjim) about the travails and tribulations of the early 21st century film-maker in this small, scenic but difficult place called Goa.
Topics: film-making, goa, ronak kamat, scars, caazu
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May 27, 2019 Discussion recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Film: Caazu (2015) Directed by: Ronak Kamat Run-Time: 8 mins Told through the perspectives of three local cashew liquor  distillers, 'Caazu' is a film about the struggles of the  traditional alcohol industry and the role played by major  liquor companies in their plight.
Topics: cashew, goa, liquor, feni, distillers, caazu, ronak kamat, ashley fernandes (music), traditional...
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May 27, 2019 Discussion recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Film: Juze (2017) Written, Produced & Directed by: Miransha Naik Run-Time: 94 mins Borimol, a village in Goa with a large immigrant  population, is ruled by an abusive, thuggish bully, Juze,  known as the ‘Slum Landlord’. His appetite for violent  intimidation keeps his immigrant workforce submissive, even  when his roving eye extends to their women. Santosh, a 16-year old boy, is not intimidated. His  determination to continue with his classes remains constant  in spite of...
Topics: goa, film, quepem, borimol, miransha naik
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May 27, 2019 Interviewed and recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Ronnie Monserrate, music director, musician, the man who brought Lorna back to the stage, and Goan musician in Bombay. We met, we spoke....  [Photo of Ronnie Monserrate fcourtesy  http://konkanifilms.com  ]
Topics: goa, bombay, goans musicians in bombay, music director, goan diaspora, goan musical talent
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May 27, 2019 Discussion recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Film: Amchem Cantar Hanv Gaitam (2015) Directed by: Ruth Lobo Run-Time: 50 mins A deeper look into the joyful and sometimes wistful tunes  reveals a glimpse into the complexity of the Goan identity  and way of life. The film tries to present the beauty of the  music and explores the stories behind these eternal  compositions.
Topics: Goan, music, mando, dulpod, ruth lobo, nid, sunaparanta, Goa in Film, 2019, films on Goa
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May 27, 2019 Discussion recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN).
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Film: Dances of Goa (2013) Directed by: Nalini Elvino de Sousa Run-Time: 20 mins Travelling through the villages of Goa, a team of youngsters  unveil the rich culture of Goa, through dance. A journey  that explores the basic lifestyle, rituals, beliefs, customs  and costumes of the Goan village that should not be forgotten.
Topics: folk dances, Goa, lifestyle, rituals, beliefs, customs, costumes, Goan village
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May 27, 2019 Discussion recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Film: Shifting Sands (2013) Produced & Directed by: Sonio Filinto Run-Time: 28 mins Shifting Sands explores the life of the fishing community in  Calangute, a popular tourist village in Goa, India. The lure  of fish appeals to locals and visitors alike but is the lure  of fishing still a draw? The film gives voice to community  members - how they perceive themselves, their trade and the  constantly changing life around them.
Topics: Calangute, Shifting Sands, Sonia Filinto, 2013, discussion, Sunaparanta
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by Frederick Noronha. Recorded by CCR TV.
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Pantaleao Fernandes means photographs of Goa and coffee table books. Here he talks about his work with Frederick Noronha. Part of CCR TV's Literally Goa series.
Topics: goa, photojournalism, coffee table books, traditional goa, pantaleão fernandes
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by Frederick Noronha. Recorded by CCR TV.
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Vatsala was the poem authored by the Goan poet Nascimento Mendonca. Vatsala is also the name of the poet's grand-daughter. Here, the latter talks to Frederick Noronha about her recent book, and also her granddad's, and father's, work.
Topics: goa, Vatsala Mendonca de Souza, fiction, novel, poetry
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by Frederick Noronha. Recorded by CCR TV.
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Dr Celsa Pinto has been studying the history of Goa since the 1970s. She has authored a number of books, research papers and also retired as the Director of Education, of the Government of Goa. Here she talks about her work on history with Frederick Noronha. Part of the CCR TV's Literally Goa series.
Topics: goa, history, dr celsa pinto, authors, books
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by Frederick Noronha. Recorded and processed by CCR TV.
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Brenda Rodrigues is part of the East Indian community, which was shaped by the Portuguese rule there, centuries ago. Her most recent book is called The House at 43, Hill Road , and is a fascinating story, at the same time, of social change in Bandra, the tale of a prominent family, and how the extreme regional real estate speculation made life unlivable for them. Her earlier books included a travelogue and another celebrating her mother-in-law, a prominent seamstress who created the wedding...
Topics: bandra, hill road, seamstress, travelogue, brenda rodrigues, joe rodrigues, rodrigueses of bandra
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by Frederick Noronha. Recorded by CCR TV.
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When working in Saudi Arabia, Domnic P. F. Fernandes started describing his early life in Goa in the 1960s and 1970s. Readers began appreciating it in a big way. He then got down to writing books, starting with Domnic's Goa . After that came books on Mapusa, its past and present; and the village side of the touristic centre of Anjuna. He talks about his books and his writing with Frederick Noronha. Part of the Literally Goa series broadcast on CCR TV.
Topics: goa, domnic's goa, goa of the past, writing on goa, anjuna, mapusa, konkani sayings
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by Frederick Noronha. Recorded and processed by CCR TV.
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Dr Sushila Fonseca, born in East Africa, is a Goan medico who loves to write. Here she talks about her writing and how it came about. In an interview with Frederick Noronha. (Photo of Dr Sushila courtesy Harshvardhan Bhatkuly.)
Topics: goan writing, dr sushila fonseca, fiction, books, stories
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by Frederick Noronha. Recorded by CCR TV Goa.
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Fr Visita ç ã o Monteiro is a priest with a sense of history. He authored a slim book on the comunidades (land holding collectives) of Goa, and talks about it in this interview with Frederick Noronha. 
Topics: goa, comunidades, Visitação Monteiro, land
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by Frederick Noronha. Recorded and processed by CCR TV Goa
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While Goa often talks about its diasporic communities, it forgets what could be termed its first major and probably most important diaspora. Thus argues Alan Machado, the author of three books on the Mangaloreans -- Saraswati's Children (history), Shades within Shadows (fiction) and Slaves of Sultans (history). Here he talks about his work, and the Mangaloreans, in an interview with Frederick Noronha (FN)
Topics: mangaloreans, mangalore, alan machado, bangalore, goa, diaspora, goans, expats, goan diasporas
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by Frederick Noronha (FN). Recorded and processed by CCR TV Goa.
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Robert S Newman is a Marblehead (Mass.)-based anthropologist who has studied Goa over a 40-year period. Frederick Noronha, who has been following his work since circa 1985-86, undertakes a long and detailed discussion on his Goa-related work of this anthropologist who really knows how to tell a story. A part of the CCR TV Literally Goa series. This is the audio-only version. 
Topics: goa, anthropology, robert s newman, temples, deities, konkani, umbrellas, goddesses, dreams,...
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May 20, 2019 Interviewed by FN, recorded and processed by CCR TV Goa.
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Writer, lyricist and more, the Canada-based Silviano Barbosa talks to Frederick Noronha about his work and his art. A part of the CCR TV Literally Goa series. This is the audio-only version. 
Topics: canadian goan, writer, author, silivano barbosa, the sixth night, ccr tv, literally goa, author,...
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May 19, 2019 Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha
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Goa Chitra Museum organised World Museum Day on May 18, 2019. It said: "Heritage belongs to the people but very few Individuals commit to protecting our rich History. Join us for 'Custodians of Heritage', a panel discussion where four such amazing individuals will share their celebrated work and talk about key issues in Heritage Conservation." Vinay Kumar is the Co-founder of ‘Inscription Stones of Bangalore’, a crowd-sourced, civic activism project that raised awareness for the...
Topics: world museum day, india, goa, benaulim, goa chitra museum, inscription stones, local publishing,...
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May 19, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Vinay Kumar is the co-founder Inscription Stones of Bangalore, a crowd-sourced, civic activism project that raises awareness for the protection of inscription stones found in Bangalore. The project received appreciation from the UNESCO for using technology (social media, mapping, 3D scanning, 3D printing, OCR) to protect, preserve and restore. Here, Vinay Kumar explains the work involved....
Topics: bengaluru, bangalore, stones, inscriptions, vinay kumar, crowd sourced, civic acdtivism, 3d...
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May 16, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN).
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In a session on the 'Creators of the Commons', Prof Matthew Rimmer, professor of intellectual property and innovation law at the Queensland University of Technology, Martin Schneider of the Open Press Project, and Frederick Noronha, an independent proponent of CC from Goa, India, speak. A recording, CC Summit 2019 at Lisboa.
Topics: creators of the commons, prof matthew rimmer, martin schneider, open press project, fn
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May 16, 2019 Recorded and interviewed by Frederick Noronha.
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Dr Matthew Rimmer is a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law at the Faculty of Law, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Here, he talks about his latest book  3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2018).  
Topics: 3D printing, matthew rimmer, australia, intellectual property, regulation, edward elgar
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May 16, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN). At the CC Summit 2019, Lisboa.
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Isaac Campbell (of Ottumwa in Iowa, US) of Fortepan Iowa explains why collecting old photos makes sense in this day of digital plenty (in photographic terms), and how Iowa learnt from a photo archiving project from distant Hungary. At CC Summit 2019, Lisboa. Photograph alongside courtesy Fortepan.us, donated by Elizabeth Bartlett.
Topics: iowa, fortepan, ottumwa, isaac campbell
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May 16, 2019 Recorded and interviewed by Frederick Noronha (FN).
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Hildah Nyakwaka, of Nairobi in Kenya, explains The OpenCast -- A Creative Commons' Podcast. CC Summit, 2019, Lisboa.
Topics: opencast, cc podcast, cc summit, hildah nyakwaka, nairobi, kenya
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May 16, 2019 Recorded and interviewed by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Paulo Santos Perneta (paulosperneta at gmail.com and username DarwIn on the Wikipedia) is from archipelago of Madeira -- located 520 km from the coast of Africa and about 1000 km from the European continent. Active on the Portuguese Wikipedia, he was thrilled to hear about Wikipedia activities in Goa, a region in South Asia, which distant Portugal has had historic connections with over the centuries during the era of Portuguese discoveries, expansion and colonialism. He wrote to earlier say:...
Topics: wikipedia, portuguese, goa, links, portuguese language, pt.wikipedia.org
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May 16, 2019 Recorded and interviewed by Frederick Noronha (FN).
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Florence Devouard nee Nibart  b. 1968 in Versailles, is a French agronomist engineer, now a community leader. She has been vice-president of Wikimedia France from 2004 to 2008, and chaired the Wikimedia Foundation from 2006 to 2008. She took time off to talk about her projects and priorities to Frederick Noronha at Lisbon in 2019.
Topics: wikipedia, france, marseilles, africa, wikipedia in africa, wiki loves africa
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May 16, 2019 Recorded and interviewed by Frederick Noronha (FN).
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The Linux Professional Institute is a non-profit organisation. Here, it's co-founder, author of its charter, and the first Chair of its board, Evan LEIBOVITCH talks to Frederick Noronha about the institution, its approaches and priorities.
Topics: lpi, linux professional institute, evan leibovitch, non-profit, promoting, linux, gnu/linux, foss,...
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May 16, 2019 Recorded and interviewed by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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The  Association  for  Progressive Communications  (APC) is an international network of organizations that was founded in 1990 to provide  communication  infrastructure, including Internet-based applications, to groups and individuals who work for peace, human rights, protection of the environment, and sustainability. Here, the Knowledge Sharing & Network Development Coordinator  Karel Novotný shares insights into the organisation, its history and its work.
Topics: apc, Karel Novotný, association for progressive communications, internet, alternate, campaigns,...
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May 16, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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James BOYLE and Jennifer JENKINS talk about their book and related issues. Tales from the Public Domain: Theft -- A history of music is from the Duke Centre for the Study of the Public Domain. It "lays out 2000 years of musical history" and argues that music builds on itself. QUOTE: To understand this history fully, one has to roam wider still -- into musical technologies from notation to the sample deck, aesthetics, the incentive system that got musicians paid, and law's 250-year...
Topics: music, history, musical history, restrict borrowing, cultural cross-fertilization, mash-ups,...
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May 4, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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A book of short stories (in various languages -- Konkani, Marathi, Portuguese) all translated into English is launched at the Fundacao Oriente in Panjim, Goa. Early Dec 2018.
Topics: short stories, fundacao, competition, under the mango tree
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May 4, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha. FN
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Portuguese journalist-author Leonora Figueiredo has authored an intriguing book on a surprising Goan personality, the revolutionary student Sita Valles. As a 26-year-old doctor, she was shot dead in an execution by the post-colonial Angolan regime, for allegedly attempting to oust that ruling combine. D.A. Smith, who translated the book into English, discusses its theme with historian Dr Sushila Sawant Mendes and FN.
Topics: angola, goan, diaspora, sita valles, revolutionary, post-1974 portugal
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May 4, 2019 Recorded and interviewed by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Melvyn Fernandes of  Thornton Heath, Surrey, United Kingdom, goes down memory lane and talks about early Goan migration to the UK (in the 1960s), which he recalls as a teenager and a young man.
Topics: goan, migration, britain, mervyn fernandes, UK, diaspora, 1960s, 1970s
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May 3, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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KushalDas speaks on  SecureDrop - The Open Source Whistle-Blower System.  This talk was presented in Goa on November 9, 2018 at 91Springboard.  The speaker   is a staff member of Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a core developer of CPython and Tor network. He is also a director at Python Software Foundation..   WHAT IS SECUREDROP? SecureDrop is an open-source software platform for secure communication between journalists and sources (whistleblowers). It was originally designed and...
Topics: SecureDrop, KushalDas, media, journalism, software soluitions, freedom of the press
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May 3, 2019 Recorded by Aren Noronha
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Jazz Goa pays tribute to the genre on World Jazz Day, April 30, 2019 at the Central Library (DoAC) auditorium in Panjim, Goa. A recording by Aren Noronha.
Topics: jazz, goa, konkani, portuguese, english, world jazz day, jazz-goa, colin d'cruz, music, musicians...
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May 3, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Shivranjana Rathore discusses her book, Hineni, at a function held on March 31, 2019, at the Carpe Diem [http://www.carpediemgoa.com] in Majorda. The book deals with emotional abuse within the family set-up. It points to the "great harm to the sense of self of any person in any kind of emotionally abusive relationship".
Topics: hineni, book, emotional abuse, family, emotionally abusive relationship, goa, shivranjana rathore,...
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May 3, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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A discussion on how to go about finding your roots... in Goa. Photo alongside is "IMG_8715.jpg"   by  Chris Canipe  is licensed under  CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 
Topics: family trees, ethnicity, goa, roots, genealogy
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May 3, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Go[a] back in time to another era. Travel to the sleepy suburb of Bandra  and its feast, to the 'New' Talkies, and the Merry Month of May.  Celebrations and festivities galore. And animals and birds which  played an important role in our lives. Fernandes also shares his encounters with the long arm of the law. In  these pages, we sail by the slow ship to Goa, and encounter the  Pirates of the Arabian, and end up at places like the Miranda House (the one in Goa, that is). We run into...
Topics: Beyond Bandra, Edwin Fernandes, Goan, writing, Bandra, Mumbai, Bombay
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May 3, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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Debra Nicholson, MFA, MA, has spent long hours, days, months (almost years) to track down the story of the Goans in Malawi. And what a story it has been -- you could say that of the story itself and the attempt to track it down. In this talk, she shares here experiences with an audience in Goa (at XCHR Alto Porvorim).  Down the Rabbit Hole: Research Adventures in Malawi and Goa A talk by  Debra  Nicholson When a talking rabbit runs by you, you have a few options: attribute the experience to...
Topics: Goans, Malawi, Africa, Debra Nicholson, 1970s, Hastings Banda, expulsion, Asians in Africa
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May 3, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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A book by short-story writer Damodar Mauzo, which talks about language, literature and freedom in Goa and beyond. A recording of its launch function March 17, 2019 at Margao, Goa, India.
Topics: damodar mauzo, ink of dissent, launch, margao, language, literature, freedom, konkani, goa, india
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May 3, 2019 Recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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A book on the role of the father, by Dr (Fr) Clifford Castellino.
Topics: goa, father, parenting, clifford castellino, psychology
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May 3, 2019 Recorded by FN
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Brenda Rodrigues and Joe talk about their book The House at 43, Hill Road . Set in Bandra, relevant to Goa and many other places.
Topics: bandra, home, real estate, speculation, land pressures, real estate mafia
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Sep 4, 2018 Recorded by Frederick Noronha
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It started as a discussion and is now an experiment in problem solving, networking and bringing people together to propel change for the good. The group is called Act4Goa and grew out of one of the Green Goa dialogues and learning events that have been happening around campaigners like Joanna Pyres, architect Dean D'Cruz and others. Joanna wrote to say recently: "We have been following up on many of the good ideas generated and would like to share with you a new initiative called ...
Topics: goa, act4goa, green goa dialogues, sustainable, projects, networking, alternatives in goa
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Sep 2, 2018 Brenda Rodrigues book release
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This is a book that "relays a terrifying account of property disputes that are tucked away in one of Mumbai's most fashionable suburbs, Bandra," as the Mid-Day newspaper put it. The Queen of Suburbs is not without her suitors, but Bandra is also a battlefield. Brenda Rodrigues tells a fascinatingly detailed and foresightful tale for many parts of the globe (including Goa). Released in Bandra, Mumbai on August 26, 2018. Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
Topics: bandra, housing, property, mumbai, real estate, hill road, rodrigues
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Sep 2, 2018 Brenda Rodrigues (book release)
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This is a book that "relays a terrifying account of property disputes that are tucked away in one of Mumbai's most fashionable suburbs, Bandra," as the Mid-Day newspaper put it. The Queen of Suburbs is not without her suitors, but Bandra is also a battlefield. Brenda Rodrigues tells a fascinatingly detailed and foresightful tale for many parts of the globe (including Goa). Released in Bandra, Mumbai on August 26, 2018. Recorded by Frederick Noronha.
Topics: bandra, housing, property, mumbai, real estate, hill road, rodrigues
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Jul 11, 2018 STUTI recorded by Frederick Noronha (FN)
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"Inspired by the rhythms of the monsoon", Stuti Choral Ensemble and the Goa String Orchestra presented a concert under the baton of Parvesh Java. The programme includes instrumental and choral music by Handel, Rachmaninoff and Goan composers. The highlight of the show will be Franz Schubert’s Mass in  G.  Schubert's Mass in G: The Mass No. 2 in G major by Franz Schubert, D 167, was composed in 1815. This is the best known of the three "shorter" mass compositions which...
Topics: stuti choral ensemble, saligao, Mãe de Deus Church, parvesh java, handel, rachmaninoff, goan...